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2 Thessalonians 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Request for Prayer

Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:1 - Finally, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the word of the Lord will [fn]spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it was also with you;
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:2 - and that we will be rescued from troublesome and evil people; for not all have the faith.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:3 - But the Lord is faithful, [fn]and He will strengthen and protect you [fn]from the evil one.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:4 - We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing, and will do, what we command.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:5 - May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the perseverance of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:6 - Now we command you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you [fn]keep away from every brother or sister who [fn]leads a [fn]disorderly life and not one in accordance with the tradition which [fn]you received from us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:7 - For you yourselves know how you ought to [fn]follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined way among you,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:8 - nor did we eat [fn]anyone’s bread [fn]without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:9 - not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a role model for you, so that you would [fn]follow our example.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:10 - For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:11 - For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:12 - Now we command and exhort such persons in the Lord Jesus Christ to work [fn]peacefully and eat their own bread.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:13 - But as for you, brothers and sisters, do not grow weary of doing good.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:14 - If anyone does not obey our [fn]instruction [fn]in this letter, take special note of that person so as not to associate with him, so that he will be put to shame.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:15 - And yet do not regard that person as an enemy, but [fn]admonish that one as a brother or sister.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:16 - Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every [fn]circumstance. The Lord be with you all!
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:17 - [fn]I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:18 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit run
Lit who will
Or from evil
Or avoid
Lit walks disorderly
Or undisciplined
One early ms they
Or imitate us
Lit from anyone
Lit freely
Or imitate us
Lit with quietness
Lit word
Lit through
Or keep admonishing
Lit way
Lit The greeting by my hand of Paul

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